Following publication of the first edition in June 2014, on 12 December 2014 the European Payments Council () published the second and updated edition of the document ‘EPC Overview on Mobile Payments Initiatives’ (see ‘related files’ below).
This document describes various existing and new initiatives on mobile payments and aims to create awareness on the latest developments, based on the following sources:
- Contributions by EPC members on community initiatives,
- Initiatives reported in various newsfeeds.
It contains sections highlighting underlying payment instruments, mobile wallet initiatives, and developments on mobile points of sale (mPOS), all of which have newly appeared on the market over the past year.
The first edition of the report included initiatives launched between November 2013 and May 2014 within the Single Euro Payments Area () and outside. The second edition features, in addition, initiatives launched between June and October 2014.
The collection of the initiatives is done on a best-effort basis and is not exhaustive. The inclusion of any initiative into the document does not imply that EPC in any form endorses, supports, or recommends such initiative.